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[movies]Jason Clay: How big brands can help save biodiversity -
Convince just 100 key companies to go sustainable, and WWF's Jason Clay says global markets will shift to protect the planet our consumption has already outgrown. Hear how his extraordinary roundtables are getting big brand rivals to agree on green practices first -- before their products duke it out on store shelves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; environment; green; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
Downloads: 100
[movies]Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world! -
What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our global fisheries right now — it’s not good — and offers smart suggestions of how we can help them heal, while making more food for all.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; oceans; sustainability; TEDxMidAtlantic 2013; 2013
Downloads: 47
[movies]Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay... and community -
Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he's helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; architecture; sustainability; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 67
[movies]Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action -
"An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport," argues Enrique Peñalosa. In this spirited talk, the former mayor of Bogotá shares some of the tactics he used to change the transportation dynamic in the Colombian capital... and suggests ways to think about building smart cities of the future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cities; design; sustainability; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 69
[movies]Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay... and community -
Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he's helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; architecture; sustainability; TEDCity2.0; 2013
Downloads: 45
[movies]Mark Bittman on what's wrong with what we eat -
In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what's wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it's putting the entire planet at risk.
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2007; TED; Talks; environment; food; green; sustainability; 2007
Downloads: 122
[movies]Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future -
Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; invention; sustainability; technology; 2012
Downloads: 420
[movies]Harish Manwani: Profit’s not always the point -
You might not expect the chief operating officer of a major global corporation to look too far beyond either the balance sheet or the bottom line. But Harish Manwani, COO of Unilever, makes a passionate argument that doing so to include value, purpose and sustainability in top-level decision-making is not just savvy, it's the only way to run a 21st century business responsibly.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; sustainability; TED@BCG Singapore; 2013
Downloads: 57
[movies]Paul Gilding: The Earth is full -
Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that's equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; science; sustainability; technology; 2012
Downloads: 118
[movies]Aziza Chaouni: How I brought a river, and my city, back to life -
The Fez River winds through the medina of Fez, Morocco—a mazelike medieval city that’s a World Heritage site. Once considered the “soul” of this celebrated city, the river succumbed to sewage and pollution, and in the 1950s was covered over bit by bit until nothing remained. TED Fellow Aziza Chaouni recounts her 20 year effort to restore this river to its former glory, and to transform her city in the process.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; activism; architecture; cities; sustainability; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 39
[movies]Tim Jackson's economic reality check -
As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; economics; green; poverty; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
Downloads: 83
[movies]Jaime Lerner sings of the city -
Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what’s possible in the metropolitan landscape.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; cities; culture; design; green; humor; sustainability; transportation; 2007
Downloads: 72
[movies]Dan Barber's foie gras parable -
At the Taste3 conference, chef Dan Barber tells the story of a small farm in Spain that has found a humane way to produce foie gras. Raising his geese in a natural environment, farmer Eduardo Sousa embodies the kind of food production Barber believes in.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Taste3 2008; TED; Talks; entertainment; food; global issues; sustainability; 2008
Downloads: 72
[movies]Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself? -
Venice is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; art; biology; design; development; life; science; sustainability; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 128
[movies]Arthur Potts Dawson: A vision for sustainable restaurants -
If you've been in a restaurant kitchen, you've seen how much food, water and energy can be wasted there. Chef Arthur Potts-Dawson shares his very personal vision for drastically reducing restaurant, and supermarket, waste -- creating recycling, composting, sustainable engines for good (and good food).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; entertainment; food; global issues; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
Downloads: 93
[movies]John Doerr sees salvation and profit in greentech -
"I don't think we're going to make it," John Doerr says in an emotional talk about climate change and investment. To create a world fit for his daughter to live in, he says, we need to invest now in clean, green energy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; climate change; environment; global issues; green; investment; sustainability; technology; TED2007; 2007
Downloads: 54
[movies]Barton Seaver: Sustainable seafood? Let's get smart -
Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans. He suggests a simple way to keep fish on the dinner table that includes every mom's favorite adage -- "Eat your vegetables!"
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; environment; fish; food; oceans; sustainability; 2010
Downloads: 80
[movies]Rob Hopkins: Transition to a world without oil -
Rob Hopkins reminds us that the oil our world depends on is steadily running out. He proposes a unique solution to this problem -- the Transition response, where we prepare ourselves for life without oil and sacrifice our luxuries to build systems and communities that are completely independent of fossil fuels.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; energy; environment; future; green; pollution; sustainability; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 241
[movies]Wolfgang Kessling: How to air-condition outdoor spaces -
During the hot summer months, watching an outdoor soccer match or concert can be tantamount to baking uncomfortably in the sun -- but it doesn’t have to be. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, physicist Wolfgang Kessling reveals sustainable design innovations that cool us from above and below, and even collects solar energy for later use.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; environment; global issues; innovation; invention; physics; science; sports; sustainability; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 417
[movies]Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing -
With streams and rivers drying up because of over-usage, Rob Harmon has implemented an ingenious market mechanism to bring back the water. Farmers and beer companies find their fates intertwined in the intriguing century-old tale of Prickly Pear Creek.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRainier; TED; Talks; business; environment; global issues; innovation; nature; sustainability; water; 2010
Downloads: 257
[movies]Lisa Margonelli: The political chemistry of oil -
In the Gulf oil spill's aftermath, Lisa Margonelli says drilling moratoriums and executive ousters make for good theater, but distract from the issue at its heart: our unrestrained oil consumption. She shares her bold plan to wean America off of oil -- by confronting consumers with its real cost.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxOilSpill; TED; Talks; disaster relief; energy; environment; green; oil; sustainability; 2010
Downloads: 312
[movies]Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability -
At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional "take / make / waste" industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; business; design; environment; green; materials; poetry; sustainability; technology; 2009
Downloads: 84
[movies]Lian Pin Koh: A drone's-eye view of conservation -
Ecologist Lian Pin Koh makes a persuasive case for using drones to protect the world's forests and wildlife. These lightweight autonomous flying vehicles can track animals in their natural habitat, monitor the health of rainforests, even combat crime by detecting poachers via thermal imaging. Added bonus? They're also entirely affordable.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; drones; global issues; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 68
[movies]Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability -
Sustainability is pretty clearly one of the world's most important goals; but what groups can really make environmental progress in leaps and bounds? Chris McKnett makes the case that it's large institutional investors. He shows how strong financial data isn't enough, and reveals why investors need to look at a company's environmental, social and governance structures, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; investment; sustainability; TED@State Street; 2012
Downloads: 50
[movies]Steve Howard: Let's go all-in on selling sustainability -
The big blue buildings of Ikea have sprouted solar panels and wind turbines; inside, shelves are stocked with LED lighting and recycled cotton. Why? Because as Steve Howard puts it: “Sustainability has gone from a nice-to-do to a must-do.” Howard, the chief sustainability officer at the furniture megastore, talks about his quest to sell eco-friendly materials and practices -- both internally and to worldwide customers -- and lays a challenge for other global giants.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; design; global issues; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 68
[movies]Magnus Larsson: Turning dunes into architecture -
Architecture student Magnus Larsson details his bold plan to transform the harsh Sahara desert using bacteria and a surprising construction material: the sand itself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; architecture; bacteria; biology; design; sustainability; water; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 354
[movies]Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture -
How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDSalon London 2010; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; biomimicry; design; sustainability; 2010
Downloads: 431
[movies]David MacKay: A reality check on renewables -
How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country's worth. In this pragmatic talk from TEDxWarwick, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and explains why we should pursue them anyway.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; alternative energy; climate change; data; global issues; math; sustainability; tedx; TEDxWarwick; 2012
Downloads: 549
[movies]Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system -
11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food -- far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxNextGenerationAsheville; TED; Talks; agriculture; business; environment; food; green; health; sustainability; 2010
Downloads: 346
[movies]William McDonough on cradle to cradle design -
Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; business; china; culture; design; environment; global issues; sustainability; technology; TED2005; 2005
Downloads: 86
[movies]Doris Kim Sung: Metal that breathes -
Modern buildings with floor-to-ceiling windows give spectacular views, but they require a lot of energy to cool. Doris Kim Sung works with thermo-bimetals, smart materials that act more like human skin, dynamically and responsively, and can shade a room from sun and self-ventilate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; art; climate change; design; invention; materials; sustainability; technology; TEDxUSC; 2012
Downloads: 726
[movies]Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting -
With wisdom and wit, Anupam Mishra talks about the amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water. These structures are still used today -- and are often superior to modern water megaprojects.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; environment; history; innovation; photography; sustainability; water; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 122
[movies]Andras Forgacs: Leather and meat without killing animals -
By 2050, it will take 100 billion land animals to provide the world's population with meat, dairy, eggs and leather goods. Maintaining this herd will take a huge, potentially unsustainable toll on the planet. What if there were a different way? In this eye-opening talk, tissue engineering advocate Andras Forgacs argues that biofabricating meat and leather is a civilized way to move past killing animals for hamburgers and handbags.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; food; global issues; science; sustainability; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 122
[movies]Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes -
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; botany; community; food; green; sustainability; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
Downloads: 520
[movies]Eric Sanderson pictures New York -- before the City -
400 years after Hudson found New York harbor, Eric Sanderson shares how he made a 3D map of Mannahatta's fascinating pre-city ecology of hills, rivers, wildlife -- accurate down to the block -- when Times Square was a wetland and you couldn't get delivery.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cities; environment; history; life; nature; sustainability; technology; visualizations; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 123
[movies]Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies' -
The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering. This talk at the US State Department is a foretaste of his major new book, sure to provoke widespread debate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; alternative energy; climate change; development; environment; future; global issues; green; sustainability; urban planning; 2009
Downloads: 80
[movies]Al Gore on averting climate crisis -
With the same humor and humanity he exuded in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore spells out 15 ways that individuals can address climate change immediately, from buying a hybrid to inventing a new, hotter "brand name" for global warming.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; cars; climate change; culture; environment; global issues; politics; science; sustainability; technology; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 153
[movies]Dean Kamen on inventing and giving -
Inventor Dean Kamen lays out his argument for the Segway and offers a peek into his next big ideas (portable energy and water purification for developing countries).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; cars; education; industrial design; innovation; invention; robots; science; social change; sustainability; technology; third world; transportation; 2002
Downloads: 84
[movies]Alex Steffen sees a sustainable future - founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; cities; collaboration; culture; design; environment; global issues; invention; sustainability; technology; third world; urban planning; TEDGlobal 2005; 2005
Downloads: 55
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